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Football Manager Cited As The Reason Behind A Number Of Divorce Cases

Football Manager Cited As The Reason Behind A Number Of Divorce Cases

It can be a slog this relationship malarkey but I've found a good old fashioned save on Football Manager can cure an argument or two.

That being said, this wonderful management simulation we all know and love can take over your life.

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In years gone by, we've seen wedding DJ's loading up Football Manager whilst in the middle of dropping bangers at the Parkville Hotel in Glasgow,.

There was also that bloke who was awarded a place in the Guinness World Record book after he played a single game for 154 seasons.

Image: Football Manager
Image: Football Manager

Reddit user Lorf_Yimzo went one step further and played 1000 years on Football Manager 2015 because people needed to know that in the late 2600's, Crystal Palace won 15 titles in 26 years to become one of the best teams in world football.

What I'm trying to say is, the Football Manager franchise can make or break a relationship.

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In fact, the video game was cited as a factor in 35 divorce cases back in 2012, according to Iain Macintosh's book: Football Manager Stole My Life.

It's really quite extraordinary when you think about it...

Sports Interactive's managing director Miles Jacobson spoke about the situation back in 2008.

"According to Men's Health magazine a couple of years ago we were cited in 35 divorce cases in one year." he said.

"Which is slightly worrying, but if people want to escape into this other world then there's maybe something wrong with the world they're living in already?"

Image: PA
Image: PA

When it comes to Football Manager, blood, sweat and tears can be shed over a truly magnificent save but to ruin your marriage after taking Workington from the Northern Premier League to the Champions League in 10 seasons? Hmm.

That being said, you're reading about a man who once ordered a Cruziero shirt because of his legendary FM 2008/09 save.

YouTuber Quill Glaude has outdone me, though. The Canadian took his Football Manager dream one step further by travelling to Somerset Park to watch Scottish Championship side Ayr United.

Image: Ayrshire PostImage: Ayrshire Post

The 36-year-old, who has over 400,000 subscribers, spoke about his incredible journey that inspired Football Manager fanatics like myself to go and achieve your gaming dreams.

Fair play to you, Quill.

Topics: gaming news, Football, FM, Manager

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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